Meetings and notices for July 3

Caregivers Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Reynold Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is today (Thursday, July 3). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

The following offices are closed tomorrow (Friday, July 4) in observance of Independence Day: Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation; Rappahannock County government offices; Union First Market Bank; BB&T; Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers; U.S. Postal Service; and the Rappahannock News.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday (July 8) at 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting should contact Kimberley Martin at 540-825-3100, ext. 3146.

The Architectural Review Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday (July 10) at town hall on Gay Street. Agenda includes: Frederic and Alice Catlin, picket fencing at 566 Mount Salem Ave.; Jeff Akseizer, renovations at 330 Porter St.

The July meeting of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission is cancelled.

The Warrenton Lyme Disease support group meets at 7 p.m. July 17 at the Warrenton Church of Christ (6398 Lee Hwy., Warrenton).

The Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock (CMR) Farm Show is July 10-14 at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises (10220 James Monroe Hwy., Culpeper). There is a watermelon party, an open pet show, horse drawn carriage rides, a tractor driving contest and the Little Miss CMR contest. For a complete schedule of events and entry forms, visit

The new 4-H Horse Club meets every other Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 10 Estes Mill Rd., Sperryville, to ride horses and ponies. Open to ages 9 to 18; free. Enrollment forms are available at RCES, the Rappahannock County 4-H website and Facebook page. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market hosts a special nutritional program every fourth Saturday through Sept. 27. Georgette Yates hosts free cooking activities from 9 to 9:30, 10 to 10:30, and 11 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit

The Order of Daughters of the King (DOK), a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism, meets on the first and third Saturday of every month (next meeting is July 5) at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Room at St. Stephen’s (third floor above the Food Closet). For more information, call 540-825-8786 or visit

The Salem Educational Foundation has a variety of scholarships available to students from Culpeper and Rappahannock counties. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance offices, or by calling 540-547-2589.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 Skyline CAP Head Start, a free preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 from income eligible families. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Becky Thorpe at 540-635-2362.

The George Washington Carver Alumni Association invites all alumni of Carver High in Culpeper to Dr. Carver’s 150th memorial birthday celebration beginning July 11 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The weekend event features guest speaker Rev. Dr. Albert Sampson, and a dinner/bal1, with entertainment by The Smooth Sensation Band and Show. Tickets are $75; call 1-800-229-9290 or mail a check to GWCAA, P.O. Box 547, Lanham, Md. 20703-0547. For more information, call Les Daniel at 301-704-6138.

Hearthstone School’s summer camp (for ages 3-12) is from 9 to 3 p.m. July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3 at the school. The cost is $200 per camp week ($50 non-refundable deposit). For more information, call 540-987-9212 or visit

Piedmont Softball Association is now accepting registrations for all girls born between 1995 and 2008 interested in playing fastpitch softball in 2014. The registration fees are $50 per girl 12 and younger and $55 for older girls ($5 discount for multiple players from same household; full scholarships are available). For more information or to register, email or call 540-522-3675.

Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball in Amissville is now registering players for its spring 2014 season. Visit to register online (dates for in-person registration are listed on there as well).

The Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District has summer camp scholarships available at The week long camps are Forestry Camp at Holiday Lake 4-H Center and Youth Conservation Camp at Virginia Tech. Four scholarships are given out annually. For more information, call 540-825-8591.